Larry Mitchell

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Larry Mitchell – Artist – Seascape Paintings

Larry Mitchell – Artist Biography

Australian Larry Mitchell Artist is a master at painting the ocean. His stunning seascape art works of the Abrolhos Islands are highly collectable, and in much demand, and is the series that many recognise Larry Mitchell for painting. Also well known for his incredible oil on canvas paintings of areas such as West Kimberley, WA; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands; Mentawies, Indonesia; Margaret River Region and the Antarctic. He has exhibited locally and nationally, his recent exhibition took him to the USA. JahRoc Galleries have been agents for Larry Mitchell paintings for over 13 years, and have arranged numerous commissions for customers who have requested a particular area/scene to be painted by Larry Mitchell.

Contact JahRoc Galleries to commission a painting by Larry Mitchell Artist.


1 Degree Centigrade Project 2015 Release  

Nevada Museum of Arts USA Exhibition

Larry Mitchell Artist CV

DATE OF BIRTH:  10 October 1953

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Northampton,  Western Australia

ART EDUCATION:  Self-taught


1976-1987 Art Teacher at St Patricks College, Geraldton
1989-1992 Lecturer at various TAFE Colleges in Perth district
1989          Artist-in-Residence at All Saints College, Bullcreek
1997          Full Time Artist


1977-1978  Pacific Islands

1987-1988  Europe and resided in UK for one year

1990           Europe & UK

1994           UK

1999           Europe & UK

2001           USA & UK

2002           Europe & UK

2003           Europe & UK

2004           Asia, Europe & UK

2005           Hong Kong

2006           UK, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea

2007           Louisiade Archipelago (PNG)

2008          Rowley Shoals, Italy & UK

2010           West Papua, Rajat Ampat, Spice Islands & Mentawi Islands

2011           Sumatra, Antarctica & South America

2012          Indonesia, Bismark Sea & Sepik River, Mentawi Islands

2013          West Papua New Guinea


1975   Geraldton Art Award

1977   Cultural Trust Landscape Prize

1979   Sunshine Festival Oil Award

1980   Sunshine Festival Oil Award

Sunshine Festival Watercolour Award

1981   Melville Purchase Award

Canning Art Award

Commendation Wynne Prize,  New South Wales

1982   Sunshine Festival Watercolour Award

1985   WA Cultural Trust Prize for Oil Painting

1990   Melville Art Award

2000  Finalist Wynne Prize,  Art Gallery of New South Wales

Finalist Fleurieu Prize, Art Gallery of South Australia


1979   Signature Gallery, WA

Way ’79 Anniversary Exhibition

1983   One man exhibition, Fremantle Art Centre

Fremantle Drawing Survey Exhibition

WA Week Exhibition

1984   WA Arts Council Touring Exhibition

Canberra Times Exhibition,  Canberra

1985   One man exhibition, Fremantle Art Centre

1988   One man exhibition, Fremantle Art Centre

Royal Society Touring Exhibition

1990   Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Agnews Gallery, London

One man exhibition, Fremantle Art Centre

1991   Fremantle Art Centre

One man exhibition, Geraldton Art Gallery

1992   One man exhibition, Perth Gallery

Fremantle Art Centre 20th Birthday Exhibition

1994   “Best of Australia” Exhibition, Hong Kong

1995   “Best of Australia” Exhibition, Hong Kong

1996   One man exhibition, Stafford Gallery, WA

1997   One man exhibition, Stafford Gallery, WA

1998   One man exhibition, Stafford Gallery, WA

2000   Festival of Perth – Ballet on Show, Stafford Gallery, WA

Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of  NSW

Catanachs  Gallery, Broome

Solo Exhibition Stafford Gallery, WA

Finalist Fleurieu Prize, Adelaide, SA – Touring Exhibition

2002  Represented by Hespe Gallery, San Francisco

Solo Exhibition Stafford Gallery, WA

2003  Fremantle 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Fremantle Art Centre

“Fires On” Festival of Perth Exhibition, Stafford Gallery, WA

Solo Exhibition Yallingup Gallery, WA

WA Contemporary Art Fair, Perth, WA

2004  “On the Wall” Art Fair, London, UK

Business Design Centre, London

Exhibition Yallingup Gallery, WA

2005   Exhibition Yallingup Gallery, WA

2006   Exhibition Yallingup Gallery, WA

Blackheath Gallery, London

Represented James Corliss, London

2007   Represented  vessel “True North”

“Project Abrolhos” JahRoc Gallery, Margaret River, WA

Proposed exhibition, Blackheath Gallery, London

2009   “Project West Kimberley” JahRoc Gallery, Margaret River, WA

Exhibition for Form Gallery, Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery

Yallingup Gallery, WA

2010   Linton and Kay Gallery

Yallingup Gallery

2011    “Margaret River Project” JahRoc Gallery, Margaret River

2012    “Pilbara Project” Form Galleries

2014    Travel Archives related to “1 Degree C” Project acquired by the Nevada Museum of Art, Center for Culture and Enviromnent, USA.

 2014-1015    Ongoing project titled “1 Degree C” from 1998-2014. Exhibition at Nevada Museum of Art running from November 2014 to July 2015.

2015    “1 Degree C Project” 2015 Release, JahRoc Gallery, Margaret River

2017    “North & South” JahRoc Gallery, Margaret River


  • Barings Bank, London
  • R & I Bank (Bankwest)
  • Weld Club Collection
  • Art Gallery of WA – Geraldton
  • Private Collections in Australia, UK, USA, Europe and Japan
  • Fremantle Art Centre
  • Rupert Murdoch
  • Nevada Museum of Art, USA
  • Mirvac Fini
  • Apache Energy


1999   “Abrolhos Island Conversations” – Fremantle Art Centre Press

(1999 WA Premiers Award)


1990   Saturday Observer / London

1991    ABC Radio/ Perth

Art and Australia

2000   Weekend Australian

2002   Art Scene WA

2003   Scoop Magazine

2004   Icon Magazine/London

Time Out Magazine/London

The West Australian/numerous times since 1982

2006   Insite Magazine Artist’s Profile

2008   Out There “Sky West” Magazine

The West Australian/numerous times since 1988

2014   Work to be featured on “Coast Australia – Series 2” to be shown on Foxtel History channel in 2015 as well as BBC, UK in the same year.